The senate has passed a resolution asking the joint admission matriculation board (JAMB) to extend the validity period of the Unified Tertiary Examination to three academic years.
Also, the upper chamber asks JAMB to cut the registration fee for the examination from N5,600 to N2,500 in order to reduce the financial burden of candidates and their parents.
The decision was taken by the senate following its adoption of the reports of its senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND on the inquiry into the new JAMB admission policy.
The senate also asked JAMB to stop charging fees for any change in the admission process, including the change of courses, and institutions form, while asking governments to construct computer laboratories in all tertiary educational institutions to aid the computer based test of JAMB.
It, however, rejected the recommendation that the registration fee of examination conducted by the West African Examination Council and National Examination Council be reduced.